April 3, 2021. The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) announces the appointment of twenty-year policy veteran Nicole Rice as their new President. In this role, Ms. Rice will work with state regulators and legislators to forge a path towards cleaner air and better environmental solutions that can come from a more inclusive adoption of natural gas fuel and vehicles.

The CNGVC is an association of natural gas vehicle fleets, engine manufacturers, utilities, and fuel providers that are united in the belief that wider adoption of clean-running natural gas vehicles (NGV) —a proven technology in use worldwide—is key to helping California reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and climate change.

“I am honored to work with such a dedicated group of leaders to address one of the greatest threats to California’s future, the health of our environment,” said Ms. Rice. “Creating a sustainable solution will require implementing all fuel alternatives. Only then can we achieve near term emission reductions that are readily available as well as realize lasting benefits that will improve the health and economic opportunity for all Californians.”

Before joining the CNGVC, Ms. Rice served as Senior Policy Director of Government Relations for the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) – a statewide, non-profit association that works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California’s over 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies. In this role, she worked on a myriad of issues including workforce development, labor and employment, and innovation incentives.

“Over the course of her extraordinary career Nicole has developed and mastered the skills necessary to take a commanding lead of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition,” said CNGVC Chairman of the Board Todd Campbell. “I expect great things to happen with her at the helm. Prepare to be wowed.”

Ms. Rice started as President of CNGVC on March 18, 2021.